Full Lineup Announced for City Pages Cocktailian 2014

As the holidays near, so does City Pages Cocktailian, a spirited affair celebrating the best that Minnesota distilleries and mixologists have to offer. Join us for the revelry on Thursday, December 11 at Varsity Theater.

See also: Local Spirits: A look at Twin Cities micro-distillers

Ticket holders will enjoy passed hors d'oeuvres, a DJ set by 89.3 the Current's Jake Rudh, mixology demonstrations from Jesse Held of Borough/Parlour, and samples from:

Bent Brewstillery Norseman Distillery Du Nord Craft Spirits Wander North Distillery Tin Cup American Whiskey Loon Liquors J. Carver Distillery Far North Spirits Mississippi River Distilling Company Hangar 1 Vodka World Elite Spirits Maestro Dobel Tequila Gamle Ode Aquavit 45th Parallel Montanya Distillers Platinka Vodka North Shore Distillery DryFly Distilling Vikre Distillery 11 Wells Spirits

General admission tickets ($30) include those spirit samples, a five-ounce commemorative sampling glass, hors d'oeuvres, and entertainment. VIP tickets ($50) include all of the general admission offerings plus access to the second level for luxury lounge seating, one free Nordic Blonde beer from Bent Brewstillery, a VIP swag bag, and a private cash bar for expedited service.

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